Thursday, September 21, 2017

RELEASE DAY TOUR The Unhallowed series by Tmonique Stevens



















Banned from Heaven. Escaped from Hell. 

They are UnHallowed.
Gideon has one shot at redemption. Close the portal to Hell forever and return to Heaven, leaving behind millennia of darkness. Nothing means more than restoring his grace, until the one person he vowed never to see again places herself in his direct path. He has to resist her, but she is his Heaven—and his Hell.
Risking her life to shut Hell’s gateway, the last person Dina ever expected to encounter was the one she had lost forever. Duty, not desire, is what he instilled in her and what she will follow, regardless of how he makes her ache…Until the unthinkable happens and she must choose between honor, and the only love she will ever have.
Torn between what they want and cannot have, Gideon and Dina must decide whether to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of humanity or let passion take them to where angels fear to tread.

About the Series

Only The Fallen
by Tmonique Stephens

Series
Unhallowed # 0.5

Genre
Adult
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy

Publisher
Independent

Publication Date
September 21, 2017

  


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About Tmonique Stephens

I wrote my first novel about a reporter and a hockey player after the U.S. hockey team won gold in the 1980 Olympics. I love writing flawed characters who reflect the emotional baggage we all carry. I write complicated stories for complicated people. Paranormal romances and fantasy novels are my favorite genre. I’ll read anything about fairies, demons, or angels, but I also enjoy Stephen King and Preston and Childs.
I’m hooked on Lucifer, The Backlist, The Strain, Vikings, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and BlindSpot. I can’t get enough of these shows!
I was born in St. Thomas USVI, but grew up in The Bronx, New York one mile from Yankee Stadium. I love SyFy, the History channels, and Asian cuisine. But my heart and stomach longs for anything from the Caribbean.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth: Harley Quinn vol 3 Red Meat

Harley Quinn

Vol 3 Red Meat


DC Universe Rebirth
Issues: #14-16 and the lead stories from issues #17-21.

By Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Art by: Khari Evans, John Timms, Various, Joseph Michael Linser, Amanda Conner

Story: Do you remember that door that Red Tool was supposed to seal after Harley and he had their little adventure down in the tunnels under the building? Well Giant bugs have brought the cocoon out into the light of day and what comes out isn’t pleasant. That’s where issues 14-16, Nether Regions, starts us off at. With the help of another underworld dweller Atlee and Power Girl they manage to subdue Zorcrom, well not as much as the rabid squirrel. Along with the megalomaniac who has decided that Power Girl will be his queen we also learn that the mayor’s aid has hired a bunch of cannibals to eat the homeless population (hence the name Red Meat), Harley Sin is out of Arkham and out for revenge, and in the distant possible future a young woman works her way to the top of the battle royal so she can go back in time to kill Harley Quinn. After the defeat of Zorcrom Harley is approached by the Chief of Police to look into the disappearing homeless problem only to be kidnapped herself, it’s a good thing she can talk to the dead and that she is completely insane. Red Tool revealed! WHAT!?!?


Review: Just keeps getting better, I loved the progression of the stories how they all were all set up and then fell one by one like dominos well except for Harley Sin’s her part isn’t done yet. These four story arcs fit well in with each other it’s an easy transition from one to the next. Harley has some real sane moments only to be followed up by batshit crazy.  I love Red Tools part of the story. I think it's funny how Harley's hair changes length with each artist. Overall, this was a great one, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  






ARC REVIEW Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti

Storm Gathering is book four of Rebecca Zanetti's Scorpius Syndrome. (Heads up there is quite a bit of name calling in this review and Amazon will have me censor it) I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, I really wanted to read it because I am interested in where RAZ is going with it but Greyson is not my favorite, I don't hate him as much as Jax but he's up there. I mean why would I like the guy who kidnapped my favorite character's sister and blackmailed him? ( see Scorpius Syndrome book 2 Shadow Falling) Another thing I was worried about was how this romance wasn't going to be Stockholm/Lima Syndrome case (turns out it was more like Lima than Stockholm. It's not really but it gets really close to it). So Greyson isn't as much of an asshole as I thought he would be, he is kinda sweet when he wants to be but still a hard headed prick most of the time. Hell, even Moe wasn't sure she liked him, sure she was attracted to him but it wasn't until almost the end when she realized she loved him.

Greyson Storm is the leader of the Mercenaries, he kidnaps Maureen Storm to use as leverage against her brother Raze Storm into doing his bidding. Which is to take Vivienne Wellington from the Vanguard Territory and bring her to Grey. Grey is looking for someone and he believes Vinnie knows where he is hiding. All of this happened in Storm Falling, the beginning of this book, the first couple of chapters is from the POV of  Moe, Maureen Storm, during the events of that book and how she doesn't give up trying to escape. Moe is attracted to Grey he's walking sex on stick, she also sees that he is a good leader and he makes sure innocents are sent down to Vanguard territory. One drunken night Grey and Moe give into the temptation.

Once Moe is with her brother Raze and the Vanguards, she starts to miss Grey, she also knows he can help her. She needs to find out if there are any viable seeds or green houses in the area. Grey promises to help her if she comes back, even if it's just a week. Raze and Jax won't let her go so easily even if she wants to. So Grey kidnaps her again. They work it out. One of my big issues is how stupidly stubborn Jax and Grey are I swear at one point I wanted to bang my head on my desk, oh wait I actually did. But it's funny because even Moe comments on how things should be run by the woman. Grey has a big moral dilemma, he knows he has fallen in love with Moe but the sociopath of a President has dangled the one thing Grey has been working for since this all started, vengeance. But with Moe in his life now can he risk her? 

Overall, it was an enjoyable read despite some of the very aggravating asshole things that happen and as always, like with the other three books, I wish it was more like the prequel novella and more technical and sci-fi than romance. And of course I keep reading because I want to find out about Nora and Deacon!!!! It seems like they have a list of all the obstacles that they need to overcome but with every book they discover a new one and they overcome another one or two, but they didn't start really accomplishing shit until book three. Despite the hesitancy going into this book I did enjoy it, even if the Scorpius Syndrome gives men an excuse to act like alpha assholes. 

ARC REVIEW Frank Miller's Batman The Dark Knight: The Master Race

Batman

The Dark Knight

The Master Race


 

DC Comics
By: Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello
Art: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, John Romita Jr., Alex Sinclair, Edwardo Risso, Trish Mulvihill,


Story: A lot happens, it’s just shy of 400 pages and has almost ten different characters it follows, each with their own section so yeah a lot happens. Three years after the events of Strikes Again Carrie is masquerading as Batman and proclaiming he’s dead. Superman is frozen sitting on a chair in the fortress. Wonder Woman is raising yet another offspring of Superman’s while their daughter Lara acts like a spoiled child. Green Lantern went back to his weird dimension place. The Flash is off running around and the Atom soon gets tricked by Lara and the tiny Kryptonians living in the tiny city of Kandor. And Batman is not dead just really, really old. Ray Palmer works on a way to use this tech to make the Kandorians back to normal size unfortunately the ones that worked with Palmer were part of a weird cult and as soon as they were normal size destroyed Kandor, messed with Palmers suit and make him microscopic, and then proceeded to take over the Earth because they think are gods compared to the lowly humans of Earth. The leader demands our unconditional surrender, Batman comes out with an astounding Go to Hell. They destroy Moscow, threaten Gotham, and think they can defeat the Wonder Woman and the other Amazons, ha! Lots of fighting a shocking appearance by Aquaman and Green Lantern gets his hand cut off. Like I said so much happens and a really good ending.


Art: Okay so here’s the deal I really do not like Frank Miller’s style of art. I think Strikes Again would have been exponentially better if he hadn’t of done the art for it. Thankfully he doesn’t do all of it in this one and what he does do is better than what was in Strikes Again. Miller’s artistic contributions are Batgirl #1, Lara #1, Green Lantern #1 with John Romita Jr., World’s Finest #1, Strange Adventures #1, and Detective Comics #1 all with Alex Sinclair doing coloring. Edwardo Risso and Trish Mulvihill do the Wonder Woman #1 and Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson illustrate, very nicely, the rest of the Master Race series. Kurbert and Risso manage to keep the look and the feel of the characters in Miller’s style without it looking like trash.

Review: Aside from it being the whole evil Kryptonian trying to take over the world story line I enjoyed it even though it reminded me of that episode of Supergirl and that one of Lois and Clark except darker, much darker and better because this one has Batman. I like Miller’s writing a whole heck of a lot more than his art. I love how dark it gets, and Carrie who goes from Robin to Catgirl, to Batgirl and ends with Batwoman. I love her character she has an unwavering loyalty and love for Batman and along with Superman she knows him best. The ending, no spoilers, but I loved how it ended. Oh my. The Green Lantern story was weird and I don't think it was all that necessary it just seemed like filler.         

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Superman: Superman Reborn

Superman
Reborn

DC Universe Rebirth

Issues: ACTION COMICS #973-976 and SUPERMAN #18-19

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi, Paul Dini
Art by: Patrick Gleason, Jaime Mendoza, Mick Gray, Doug Mahnke, Doug Mahnke, Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert, Patrick Zircher, Christian Alamy, Trevor Scott, Ian Churchill

Story: There appears to be another Clark Kent, and of course it bugs Lois Lane she has no idea where this “dobbleclark” came from but she won’t rest until she discovers what. The DobbleClark finds out about Lois’ son and a man who looks like him. Next thing we know Jon Kent is disappears and the only suspect they have is the other Clark. Young Jon finds himself is a strange place he was put there by “Rubbletat” the funny guy his parents told him stories about, he was given that name because he could not pronounce Purple Hat or Mr. Mxyzptlk. Mr. Mxyzptlk has gone quite insane, no longer is he the annoying but funny pest that would occasionally visit Superman and Lois Lane. Upon his arrival to this world he was impnapped and imprisoned. He was positive Superman would come rescue him but he never did. Mxyz managed to escape but in order to hide himself from his jailor he cast a spell to turn him into Clark Kent and everything was good until Lois stopped playing, now he has Jon. Superman and Lois are losing their memories of Jon unless they can get him back from Mxyz. Too bad Mxyz stopped playing fair.



Art: The art was good it wasn’t consistent at parts with the artist change but other than that they all did a fantastic job.


Review: I enjoyed it. I prefer Superman and Lois Lane together so much more than Superman and Wonder Woman, to me it’s always been about Lois and Clark. This is basically the story arc that explains Rebirth. When Mxyzptlk did what he did and Jon does what he does it merges two of the time lines into one. I liked some of the little details they put in like Mxyz knowing about the other realities; Lego universe, The Animated series, the toys ect. that was a nice touch. When he explains what happened you want to feel sorry for him but at the same time he's being a worse villain than he ever was before. I don't know much about Jon, I haven't read much with him in it but so far I like him. I am excited to see where this path is leading the Kents and this new Rebirth timeline.


Monday, September 18, 2017

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH Right Girl, Wrong Alpha by DJ Bryce



Today we are celebrating the release of 

RIGHT GIRL, WRONG ALPHA 

by DJ Bryce. 


Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is the second book in the new paranormal series, Brothers of the Heart. 

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Right Girl, Wrong Alpha (Brothers of the Heart, #2) by DJ Bryce

A Paranormal Romance


Synopsis:

As Chief of his Clan, Logan is surrounded by friends and family, the only thing missing is his mate. Natasha has always known that she was raised to be the mate of an Alpha, but being in her sister’s shadow has enabled her not to worry about it too much.
When Logan comes down to help the pack, he knows instantly that Natasha is the one for him. When she is put in harms way, he will stop at nothing to save her. Natasha never imagined that her mate would be anything other than a wolf, but although her feelings for Logan take her off guard, she can do nothing but succumb to them.
Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is the second in an all new series about men who may not be brothers by blood, but are brothers of the heart. And the realization that, regardless of how the Matthews siblings have been raised, sometimes you have to follow your heart, even if it's leading you down the hardest path.





Quick and easy romance, that ended waaaaaayyyyy too soon. Seriously at the end I forlornly said to myself, "Ohhh, it's over? Already?"
It is a really good story though. I wish I read the first one (I will now) and I will definitely read the next one. It was foretold that Natasha and her sister will grow up and marry Alphas, so their parents trained/raised her and her sister to be pack leaders. But it's not going according to what they envisioned. 
Logan is Chief of his clan of bear shifters, he initially goes to visit and help out a friend of his, the Alpha of the neighboring wolf pack, but the moment he sees Natasha he knows she's his mate. Natasha is scared at first everything she thought about finding mates is so much stranger than she anticipated. Finding Logan was exhilarating and comforting yet scary at the same time. Logan is willing to give her space at first but when he feels that she is threatened by a new pack in the area nothing will stop him from protecting his mate.

Overall, aside from this being to damn short, it was really good. I love the characters and it was such an easy romance, I almost wish there was more conflict in the story. I can't wait for the next one.
  

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Author DJ Bryce loves her men tall, dark, and Alpha. She can often be found relaxing with a cup of coffee, a handful of RedVines, and a dirty book, with her three dogs snoozing happily at her feet. She's a lover of The Walking Dead, Romantic Comedies, and writing sexy shifters. For information on her new releases, promotions, and her favorite PNR reads, sign up for her newsletter: http://eepurl.com/clmyu5
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

BLOG TOUR Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga



Today we have the blog tour for Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Superhero Syndrome

Author: Caryn Larrinaga

Genre: Paranormal Romance

About Superhero Syndrome:
Tess McBray was dying. The Solstice Syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.

All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’s hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, or steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic-book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.

Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.


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Oh My God this book! This book was like reading the pilot episode of an awesome new superhero series. (theme song Unknown Brain - Superhero or Simon Curtis - Superhero) The Solstice Syndrome is a wasting disease, where the body runs hot and the fever burns through the body's water, you basically die of fever and dehydration. Tess is prepared to die, she knows it's soon because for some fucked up reason her case progressed faster than most. On the night of the freak meteor shower Tess checks herself out of the hospital if she was going to die it was going to be on her terms and since she alienated herself from her family she's alone and wants to see the meteor shower. But something happens and Tess doesn't die that night, suddenly she's cured. With nothing else she decides to go back to her hometown and makes nice with her sister who had the bad fortune to marry an abusive loser. 

Once Tess is back home she discovers there have been disappearances, young woman about her age have been going missing and rumors about the white slave market going on. She also discovers there is a weird side effect to the Solstice Syndrome. Tess' can absorb different materials and change her hands into that material. Tess then discovers that her hometown has it's own vigilante and the only way this guy could move like that is if he was like her, they aren't only ones people have been popping up all over the globe with superpowers and acting the part too. Tess becomes obsessed with the vigilante known as The Fox. Tess steps up her game when her sister goes missing and she's determined to find her no matter what to the point she joins forces with The Fox to rescue her sister and stop the white slavery ring.

I love Tess! oh boy do I really love that geeky, awkward, artistic Tess, and the fact that she becomes best friends with a trekkie is a big bonus. Reed, oh heart throb, what is there that I don't like about him? Nothing he borders on perfect. Was I the only one freaked out that her home town was called Weyland? I just kept thinking androids, I mean synthetic humans, were going to pop up somewhere, 'cause you know Weyland/Yutani from Aliens.... anyways. I would love to see the stories of other Solstice Survivors, if there is going to be a full series, but if it stays with Tess and The Fox that's awesome too. It's kind of like Kickass, except with real superpowers. Overall, this book was a very big win for me, I absolutely loved it, everything about it.            



About Caryn Larrinaga:

Caryn Larrinaga is a Basque-American mystery, horror, and urban fantasy writer living in Utah with her husband and cats. Her debut novel Donn’s Hill (March 2017, Immortal Works Press) garnered rave reviews from fans of the cozy mystery and paranormal genres, and her new urban fantasy Superhero Syndrome (September 2017, Twisted Tree Press) will be out this fall. Watching scary movies through split fingers terrified Caryn as a child, and those nightmares inspire her to write now. She lives in a 90-year-old house with a colorful history, and the creaking walls and narrow hallways send her running (never walking) up the stairs from her basement. Exploring her fears through writing makes Caryn feel a little less foolish for wanting a buddy to accompany her into the tool shed. When her fingers aren't glued to her laptop keyboard, Caryn also enjoys binge-watching Netflix with her husband, reading, playing video games, and filling up her phone's flash memory with pictures of her cats. She loves music and plays the bass guitar. Caryn is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.  

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September 14th
Spunky N Sassy Excerpt
September 15th
Books,Dreams,Life Dreamcast
September 16th
Hannah's Words Review
September 17th
Those Crazy Book Chicks Excerpt
September 18th
Mythical Books Excerpt
September 19th
Book Junkiez Excerpt
September 20th
Boundless Book Reviews Excerpt
September 21st
Reese's Reviews Excerpt
I Love My Authors Excerpt
September 22nd
Eskimo Princess Book Reviews Excerpt
September 23rd
I Love My Authors Excerpt
September 24th
Movies, Shows, & Books Excerpt
September 25th
Shelf_Life Review
Jax's Book Magic Excerpt
Adventures in Writing Excerpt
September 26th
Torie's Book Obsession Excerpt
Milky Way of Books Review
Reads & Reviews Review
September 27th
Smokin' Hot Reads Book Blog Review
A small girl, Her man and her books Review
G & T's Indie Café Excerpt
Journey with Books Excerpt
The Phantom Paragrapher Review
 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

ARC REVIEW Enigma by Catherine Coulter



Book 21 of Catherine Coulter's FBI thriller Savich/Sherlock series.

Dillan and Lacy are back for a thrilling and mysterious case, and why not it's what they do best. Once again we have two cases going on in this book The first one Dillan and Lacy's main story Dillan saves a young pregnant woman from a crazy man who kept telling her someone was coming for her baby and only he could protect her. Dillan managed to subdue the man but shortly afterward he slipped into a coma. The pregnant girl Kara Moody went into labor and had a healthy baby boy who was then kidnapped from the maternity ward. Dillan can't leave it alone something has been bugging him about it from the beginning. Lacy and Dillan join forces with the CARD agents to help track down Baby Alex and why he was taken in the first place and how the John Doe in a coma is part of it all.

Meanwhile new to the CAU Cam Witter works with New York's Criminal Division's Jack Cabot to help track down international criminal Liam Hennessy aka Manta Ray who escaped police custody during his prison transfer. Cam and Jack follow a lead to the Daniel Boone National Forest. Hennessy didn't work alone he knew it was coming and the two people who got him out were working for a powerful person and when it ties to the murder of a young woman things get messier. Mia Prevost was dating the President's Secretary of State's only son and all the circumstantial evidence pointed right to him. Cam and Jack work together to find the connection and a way to get Hennessy back in police custody. 

Overall, this was a really good read. Both storylines were intriguing and they pull you in and have very satisfying stories. The case of the missing baby Alex deals with a mad scientist and the escape prisoner Liam Hennessy is a big political snafu. I've been a fan of Coulter and this series for over ten years I think I've only missed one book in the entire series. Sherlock and Savich are some of my all time favorite characters, I'm not to crazy about the dual storylines but this one was a really good one. I liked the slight romance brewing between Cam and Jack the light flirting that goes on between them is nice but not to distracting.       

ARC REVIEW Lady Be Good by Heather Hiestand

Lady Be Good is book three in Heather Hiestand's The Grand Russe Hotel series. We finally get Olga's story, we knew from the first book that she was a princess, several generations removed from the Royal family but still a decedent nonetheless. We learn in this book how she got to be where she is now, after her fiance was murdered she separated from her sister and was picked up and brought to England with the Grand Duchess, but it soon became evident that she wouldn't be welcome for long and never one for charity looked up an old friend, Peter Eyre, she then went to work with his sister in her hotel in Bath where she trained to be a chambermaid. Peter brought her to The Grand Russe to be the manager in charge of housecleaning but Olga isn't happy now unless she's doing something.
Douglas Childers was the youngest of four boys to a Duke unfortunately his older brothers all died in the war, Douglas' father is now after him to settle down and give him an heir. Douglas however in knees deep in the investigation of the Russian uprise and is currently trying to discover the location of the Russian bomber Konstantin who previously set off a bomb in the Grand Russe Hotel  and spy on the Russian delegation that has been staying at the hotel too.

Peter put Olga in charge of an art exhibit in the hotel spotlighting some of the art they have at the hotel. One of the painting she wants is in Childers' room hiding the spy equipment that is what first brings Olga and Douglas together. Douglas is immediately taken with the statuesque beauty of Olga and then he finds out her last name is the same as Konstantin. Douglas decides it's beneficial to find out as much as he can about Olga, really he just needed an excuse. He enjoys his time with her and he wants her to trust him even though he's not being truthful to her until it is absolutely necessary. Olga and Konstantin are cousins but it's not a healthy relationship. Olga is loyal to a fault and foolishly believes he can change but when he gets mean and violent with her she finally tells Douglas everything and after Konstantin blows up another location Douglas finally reveals why he's really at the hotel.

Olga agrees to go under Douglas' protection, she is falling in love with him and him with her, she's met his father and his father approves of the match. But when more of Douglas' secrets come out Olga starts to doubt him and his motives and when it all goes down Olga is left feeling betrayed and she doesn't know if she can marry Douglas after all. Even before it all went down Douglas knows unequivocally that he loves her, and the thought of losing her cuts him deep.

Overall, it was a good read. Olga broke my heart a little bit there at the end. I really hope Peter's story is next, it is revealed (I don't remember if it said previously) is part of the Redcake family, a tie in to her other series. I can just picture Olga's newly returned sister going head to head with Emmaline. (makes me giddy)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ARC REVIEW Destiny Disgraced by Carrie Ann Ryan

Oh My God this book!!!!! Book 6 in the Talen Pack series but it is the start of a new story arc so it is a perfectly acceptable place to start if you want. Okay so this book introduces an new Big Bad and an absolutely jaw dropping surprise! Carrie Ann Ryan as always weaves a story that capture you from the first page with characters that are as real to us fans as our own family and traumatic experiences that help shape who they are and why they became they why they did. There is method to the Moon Goddess' madness you just have to be patient enough to find it.

I don't want to go too much into the story and accidentally reveal a spoiler. Mitchell is the Talon pack beta and even though the pack has healed and moved past the atrocities of the past leaders and the reveal of shifter and witchkind to the public he's not going easy on his pack they need to be prepared for anything. Central pack has been a non-existent pack since the war between the packs, since their former alphas ruined the pack and the Moon Goddess basically unblessed them they have just been surviving the best they could. The ones left were shifter who escaped the pack before it self destructed, now what few children were born after the war are grown up and on the path to getting Goddess blessed again. Dawn just knows her brother will be the new alpha when it happens and as hard as she has work for the pack she is hoping to be Goddess blessed herself and finally as a dominant maternal finally have a place in a real pack.

The Talon pack has been helping the new Central's train and basically how to become a pack again and until now Mitchell has successfully avoid Dawn. The attraction is there but Dawn isn't ready to be mated yet, and Mitchell has reason's of his own, but once they start talking a friendship comes easily and after the friendship, well once they start down that path there is no turning back. But the new Big Bad is out there just waiting for his chance to attack.

Overall, OUTSTANDING! I loved this, Mitchell and Dawn so heartbreaking and just so good.      

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Suicide Squad: vol 3 Burning Down the House

Suicide Squad

Vol 3: Burning Down the House



Issues 11-15

DC Universe Rebirth

By: Rob Williams, John Ostrander
Art by: Eddy Barrows (Illustrator), John Romita Jr. (Illustrator), Gus Vazquez (Illustrator), Dean White (Colorist) Adriano Lucas (Colorist), Richard Friend (Illustrator) Jeremiah Skipper (colorist), Carlos Rodriguez (Illustrator), Gus Vasquez (illustrator), Gabe Eltaeb (Colorist)



Story: After the events of Justice League vs Suicide Squad, the Squad has demanded a shore leave, even Rick Flag thinks it’s a good idea. Amanda Waller is on suspension because of what happened and Rustam leaving Harcourt in charge. While the Squad is in New Orleans enjoying their very rare time off and Floyd is visiting his daughter Amanda Waller is shot and killed. Rustam breaks into Blackgate and sets free all the prisoners and takes a few to form a new evil group he dubbed The Burning World. The Suicide Squads first fight against them puts Hack face to face with someone just as powerful as her Djinn. After the first failed battle they find out Waller is dead, and Hack is so close to finding out who the traitor inside Belle Reve but Djinn hacks the computer first and shuts down the brain bombs freeing the Squad. Rustam thinks he has it all figured out but in the end the Suicide Squad always wins.

Art: Romita, Friend and White tackle Burning Down the House Part One: The Life Inside (issue 11), Burning Down the House part two (issue 12) with Skipper; which has a great digital world interpretation; Burning Down the House part three: Being Good (issue 13), Burning Down the House Part four: Hit It (issue 14), And Burning Down the House Conclusion (issue 15). Barrows and Lucas handle Life Outside (issue 11), Those left Behind (issue 12), Hero or Villain (issue 13), Live Free. Die. (issue 14). Even though two different groups alternated within the each issue the art was pretty consistent, slight variations between the styles but otherwise it was a smooth transition between the two. I liked the hard lines and how some of the frames were more detailed and smooth giving them a lifelike appearance
The War Crimes special was Rodriguez, Vasquez, and Eltaeb. This is the kind of art I think of when I think comic books. I love it it’s cartoony but detailed and smooth. 

 
Characters: Rustam’s new group consists of Djinn, a digital being; Manticore, a genetically created creature, Ravan, a wizard; Jaculi, a speedster with the ability to morph his hands into weapons. War Crimes Special has Strike force Europa who are Angelique Durcoix, Kavga, Sachtten, Lionheart, Guerrieroa; with an appearance by Shado and joining the Suicide Squad this mission El Diablo, and Mad Dog the new guy.



Review: Overall, this has to be my favorite of the Suicide Squad so far. It was action packed and emotional, you find out who the traitor is and it is not surprising. The story in a whole is really good and the art just adds to it.